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Bringing together local services and advice for babies, children, young people and their families, including Start for Life services for 0 to 2 year olds

Family hubs offer support to children, young people and their families. They provide a single place to go for support and information from a variety of services. Family hubs make it easier for you to get the support you need.

Family hubs are available in certain parts of England only. If there are no family hubs in your local area, check to see what other support your local council might offer. Find your local council and search for family support services.

Who can get support

You can get support from a family hub if you’re:

  • a parent or carer of a child aged 0 to 19, or 25 with special educational needs or a disability
  • pregnant
  • a young person up to the age of 19, or up to 25 for a young person with special educational needs or a disability

Types of support family hubs provide

Typically, you’ll be able to access a wide range of services, such as:

  • parenting support such as baby groups and parent classes
  • support for wellbeing and mental health
  • support for children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • access to financial and debt advice
  • information about local youth clubs
  • domestic abuse support
  • infant feeding advice

Each family hub offers access to different support and services. The services available depend on what people in the local area need.

Other support for families

Childcare costs

You may be able to get help with your childcare costs. Visit Childcare Choices to find out more about how you can save money on your childcare.

If you are in full-time higher education you may be eligible for childcare grant.


School costs

You may be eligible for free school meals or help with school uniform costs. Check with your local council.

Pregnancy, babies and young children

You can find advice and guidance to support you and your child during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood through Start for Life.